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DZ1907 - Silver
Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.0 cm
$ 600.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 420.00

Silvers from Batopilas are frequently very thin. This piece is unusual in that is has thicker crystals and better 3D growth. The herringbone textures are well developed, showing great twinning.


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Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1907a.jpg] Silver from Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1907b.jpg]




DZ1909 - Bournonite
Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
miniature - 4.8 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
$ 500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 350.00

Classic cogwheel twinning. The bottom surface looks a little rough, but on close inspection it is terminated all the way through. The rough texture is likely due to growth inhibition from the pyrite matrix.


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Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1909a.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1909b.jpg] Bournonite from Viboras Mine, Potosi Dept., Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1909c.jpg]




DZ1910 - Skutterudite
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
small cabinet - 9.3 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
$ 250.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 175.00

Highly lustrous pyritohedrons of skutterudite on a matrix of massive skutterudite and calcite.


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Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/zowater/DZ1910a.jpg] Skutterudite from Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco [db_pics/zowater/DZ1910b.jpg]




DZ1912 - Arsenopyrite on Quartz with Muscovite
Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
small cabinet - 8.6 x 5.5 x 5.4 cm
$ 750.00

After all these years of collecting, Panasqueira is still one of my favorite localities. This specimen has a single euhedral quartz crystal with an unusual and appealing luster on the pyramidal faces. The back half of the quartz crystal is draped in small muscovite books. Several large arsenpyrite crystals eminate from within the quartz to form a crown on the top.


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Arsenopyrite on Quartz with Muscovite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ1912a.jpg] Arsenopyrite on Quartz with Muscovite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ1912b.jpg]




DZ3501 - Arsenopyrite
Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
small cabinet - 5.6 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
$ 750.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 525.00

Arsenopyrite and quartz specimen collected by R. Barstow in August 1978.

 


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Arsenopyrite from Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ3501a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ3501b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Harding Vein, Carrock Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ3501c.jpg]




DZ3502 - Cuprite
Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.0 x 4.4 cm
$ 2500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1750.00

Two exceptionally large cuprite octahedrons in parallel growth. All of the faces appear to be in optical continuity.


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Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3502a.jpg] Cuprite from Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia [db_pics/zowater/DZ3502b.jpg]




DZ3505 - Apophyllite on Stilbite
Jalgaon, Northern Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.9 x 5.6 cm
$ 400.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 280.00

Here we have an unusual situation; a single apophyllite crystal surrounded by a garland of stilbite.


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Apophyllite on Stilbite from Jalgaon, Northern Maharashtra, India [db_pics/zowater/DZ3505a.jpg] Apophyllite on Stilbite from Jalgaon, Northern Maharashtra, India [db_pics/zowater/DZ3505b.jpg]




DZ3507 - Almandine Garnet
Marawitza, Hungary
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.4 x 3.6 cm
$ 75.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 52.50

Here is a great specimen for the geologist who loves skarn deposits. A matrix of what looks to be tremolite is rimmed by lustrous almandine garnets with a small calcite fro contrast. The only drawback being the saw cut surface on the left side of the specimen.


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Almandine Garnet from Marawitza, Hungary [db_pics/zowater/DZ3507a.jpg] Almandine Garnet from Marawitza, Hungary [db_pics/zowater/DZ3507b.jpg]




DZ5302 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.4 cm
$ 2000.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1400.00

A highly etched, gemmy aquamarine crystal with a really unusual hole at the top that must be the result of some form of growth inhibition. It has an unusual shape, yet it is all crystallized.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5302a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5302b.jpg]




DZ5303 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Doi Ty Mine, Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
miniature - 3.9 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
$ 4500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 3150.00

Aquamarines from Vietnam are perhaps my favorite of all localities due to the deeply saturated blue color. This is an exceptonal example from the locality.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Doi Ty Mine, Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/zowater/DZ5303a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Doi Ty Mine, Thuong Xuan District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam [db_pics/zowater/DZ5303b.jpg]




DZ5312 - Apatite with Quartz & Siderite
Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal
miniature - 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
$ 1250.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 875.00

A nice association piece with blue apatite, quartz, siderite, and arsenopyrite. Typical of apatites from this location, the color of the crystal is a presentation of lighting and can grade from a greyish blue to a greenish.


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Apatite with Quartz & Siderite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ5312a.jpg] Apatite with Quartz & Siderite from Panasqueira Mine, Barroca Grande, Beira Baxia, Portugal [db_pics/zowater/DZ5312b.jpg]




DZ5403 - Epidote with Calcite
Knappenwand, Austria
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.7 x 3.6 cm
$ 1800.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 1260.00

A European classic with exceptional presentation. While the epidotes are not large, the associated byssolite and calcite crystals set this apart from your average Knappenwand specimen. Additionally, it has historic labels which are likely post WW2.


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Epidote with Calcite from Knappenwand, Austria [db_pics/zowater/DZ5403a.jpg] Epidote with Calcite from Knappenwand, Austria [db_pics/zowater/DZ5403b.jpg]




DZ5405 - Beryl var. Aquamarine
Jaqueto Mine(?), Minas Gerais, Brazil
cabinet - 10.1 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
$ 4500.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 3150.00

This doubly terminated aquamarine has the classic etched textures known from the Jaqueto Mine. Accompanying labels do not specify Jaqueto, however I am confident of this location.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine from Jaqueto Mine(?), Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5405a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Jaqueto Mine(?), Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5405b.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine from Jaqueto Mine(?), Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/zowater/DZ5405c.jpg]




DZ5406 - Galena on Fluorite
Derbyshire, England
small cabinet - 5.9 x 4.9 x 3.5 cm
$ 1000.00 DISCOUNTED 30.00% OFF TO $ 700.00

Here is an English classic. Slightly flattened galena cube with numerous octahedral and higher order modifications. The galena grows off a matrix of banded fluorite with a small sphalerite crystal on the back. There are also some fluorite cubes intergrown on the front of the galena.

ex R. W. Barstow collection

ex Truro Museum 

ex Phillip Rashleigh collection


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Galena on Fluorite from Derbyshire, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5406a.jpg] Galena on Fluorite from Derbyshire, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5406b.jpg] Galena on Fluorite from Derbyshire, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5406c.jpg] Galena on Fluorite from Derbyshire, England [db_pics/zowater/DZ5406d.jpg]




DZ5408 - Cubanite with Calcite
Henderson #2 Quarry, Quebec, Canada
small cabinet - 6.0 x 5.9 x 2.8 cm
$ 2000.00

This is a great example of an exceptionally rare sulfide. Extremely lustrous, well twinned cubanite crystal in a calcite fracture.


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Cubanite with Calcite from Henderson #2 Quarry, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/zowater/DZ5408a.jpg] Cubanite with Calcite from Henderson #2 Quarry, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/zowater/DZ5408b.jpg] Cubanite with Calcite from Henderson #2 Quarry, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/zowater/DZ5408c.jpg]


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